The wine path leads you from the centre of the village of Caldaro to Lake Caldaro, passing numerous vineyards and wine farms. The nature around Lake Caldaro is particularly beautiful in autumn, when the fruits of the many grape-vines and apple trees are mature and ready to be harvested. Therefore, we suggest you to make the following hiking tour: Especially in autumn, the "Weinweg" is very popular for walking and short hiking tours. Running in the shape of a number eight with its crossing point in the centre of the village, it leads us through the many vineyards around Caldaro. Reading the signs embedded in the earth along the trail we understand which vineyard we are just walking through. Those signs are made of the materials of the soil on which the wine in Caldaro grows: white limestone and porphyry.
The Southern section of the "Weinweg" runs as follows:
At the North-eastern end of the Rottenburg square in the centre of Caldaro we take the road in the direction of Villa di Mezzo and turn left following the signposts in the direction of Barleit (trail no. 12). Arrived at the Barleiterhof farm, we turn right (trail no. 12A) until we reach San Giuseppe al Lago. Crossing the Altenburg river on a bridge we continue our tour towards the main street (the “Weinstraße”). Having arrived at the Northern shores of the Lake Caldaro, at the Geier Restaurant we follow trail no. 3 through wine-yards and meadows back to our starting point, the centre of Caldaro.